We all have some dork in us. In the proper proportions, this is a good thing. It is the part of us that gets goofy and excited and talks to fast and snorts beverages out of our nose and generally just forgets to be cool when something pushes our dork buttons.
Sometimes we find other people with a similar set of dork buttons (a similar dork bag, if you will). And when we interact with these individuals, the combination of the dorkinesses (dorki) is not merely additive. The dorki amplify each other. Dork A emits dorkiness. Dork B receives that dorkiness, amplifies it, and re-emits. Dork A receives that dorkiness, and repeats, forming a dork feedback loop. Before long, both individuals are complete, doofy spazzes, incapable of maintaining the slightest bit of cool. These individuals are said to share a resonant dork frequency.
Let's look at some examples. In the so-called "real" world, I share a resonant dork frequency with Jeff. We spend way too much time creating ridiculous faux-taxonomies of stupid stuff and absolutely bogus Venn diagrams of things we know nothing about. In the so-called "virtual" world of "cyber" space, I share a resonant dork frequency with Wesley, who not coincidentally was the first to vote for this topic.* We have both made independent forays into spam poetry, and I just love it when he does that emacs humor.
There are as many different dork frequencies as there are ways to be uncool. You might have a friend with whom you just go ga-ga when that certain Go-Gos song comes on. Or you get all in a tizzy about casseroles. Or... well, actually you might be the only one who gets in a tizzy about casseroles so you'll probably have to go dorko-solo on that. But you get the general idea.
Dorkiness is unavoidable. Resonant dork frequencies are dictated by the laws of nature. The important thing is to know it. Own your dork bag. Own your frequency. Be the dork you truly are. Let your dork flag fly.**
* But he used the acronym form, RDF, which is, of course, a very dorky thing to do. But of course, it was just a joke referencing my joke - which is to say a meta-joke. And I just love meta-humor. And I love stupid acronyms. And... Well, you see what I'm talking about.
** Just not too much, because that would be, you know, kind of dorky.
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